OSP Investigates Fatal Crash on HWY 20

SANTIAM PASS, Ore. — Oregon State Police is investigating a fatal crash near Santiam Pass Sunday. OSP says around 12:35 p.m, a 2008 Ford Focus driven by Ellen D. Freddi, 34, of Jefferson, was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 when it lost control on the wet roadway and struck the guardrail on the south side … Continue reading »

Fatal Crash on Santiam Pass

SANTIAM PASS, Ore. — Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into a fatal crash near Santiam Pass Monday. Troopers say around 9:13 a.m. a Ford Fusion driven by and 86-year-old woman was travelling eastbound on Highway 20 when she lost control on the ice. The Fusion crossed into westbound lanes and hit a Volvo … Continue reading »

Storm Leaves Slick Roads at Santiam Pass

NEAR SANTIAM PASS, Ore. — Chain restrictions were in place on and off throughout the day Saturday, but even when chains weren’t required, people still chained up because the roadway was completely covered in snow. As cars climbed up and over Santiam Pass, many pulled off the highway. Tire by tire, a group of musicians … Continue reading »

Springfield Paraglider Injured

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield man is in the hospital after crashing to the ground in a terrible paragliding accident. The man was 100 feet in the air when everything went wrong. Now his neighbors are reaching out to help and hoping to see him again soon. Late Monday afternoon James Carter was upgraded from … Continue reading »

Drivers Battle the Snow Over the Passes

WILLAMETTE PASS, Ore. — The Cascades passes were blanketed in white Monday and Tuesday. Willamette Pass got about 18 inches and Santiam Pass around 28 inches. Just last week, the area near Willamette Pass was experiencing relatively warm and dry weather, but that all changed come Sunday night when the temperatures dropped below freezing and … Continue reading »